Single Daffodil

Taking advantage of my daffodils before they are all gone!  This one is backlit with late afternoon sun.  It’s supposed to be rainy and cold the next few days.  Processed with Photoshop Elements 6 and only burned.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5, 1/320 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 mm.  No flash.

Open Up Already!!

This honey bee is impatient for this daffodil to open!  Soon he will have plenty to work with as the fruit trees here in the valley will be blooming in the next few weeks.  Almonds are generally first, along with plums, nectarines and apricots.  We have a Blossom Trail here that I will try to travel down once things really start blooming.  But for now, enjoy this little guy and his hunt for pollen.  I cropped, adjusted levels and dodged and burned.

Camera settings: F/5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO 200, focal length 250 mm.


I can’t resist these daffodils now that they are in full bloom.  This one is backlit with afternoon light today.  I adjusted levels, saturation and burned. I’ll try to get back to the theme list tomorrow!!

Camera settings: F/8.0, 1/250 sec., ISO 800, focal length 250 mm.


These will be blooming by tomorrow or the next day.  It’s been warm and wet the last couple of weeks.  Almost everything in nature represents simplicity to me.  This newborn blossom seemed a fitting subject for the theme.  Adjusted levels and burned.

Camera settings: F/8.0, 1/320 sec., ISO 1000, focal length 225.0 mm.  Aperture priority.